New Plymouth Housing development coming to Ballard

Ballard District Council – Dec 2020 Meeting (Supportive Housing/Shelter/Services)

Date(s) - 12/09/2020
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


For our final meeting of 2020, we will focus on updates on supportive housing and homelessness services in Ballard. Join us to learn about the history and current status of some key facilities in our neighborhood.

This meeting will be broadcast (and archived) on the Ballard District Council YouTube channel.

  • Plymouth Housing will join us to present information on “Ballard Crossing,” their new housing first building planned for 15th Ave NW at NW 64th Street. Construction is expected  to begin in spring 2021 and finish mid-2022.  The building will include 79 studio apartments for single adults who’ve experienced homelessness, as well as two studios for live-in staff, and ground-floor commercial retail space.
  • Compass Housing will provide a quick overview and update on Nyer Urness, a housing first facility established in 2013. Nyer Urness House provides 80 units of permanent housing to formerly homeless adults, with on-site case management and medical services (Neighborcare clinic). It is located in downtown Ballard at 1753 NW 56th Street.
  • Ballard Urban Rest Stop will provide an update on their hygiene services (restrooms, showers and laundry facilities for homeless men, women and children). They are located at  2014-B NW 57th Street, within the Cheryl Chow Court building. The facility opened in 2015.
  • Whittier Heights Village will provide an update about their 16-house tiny house village for women experiencing homelessness. Located at 8030 15th Ave NW, it was established in 2018.
  • Bridge Care Center will provide an update on their day center and resources for unhoused neighbors. They are a faith-based ministry of Quest Church with a variety of community partners and funders. They are located on the campus of St. Luke’s Church at 5710 22nd Ave NW, Bldg B (across from Ballard Commons Park).

Some of the topics we hope each speaker can quickly touch on include:

  • When was the facility established and how is it funded?
  • What are its main services/offerings?
  • How many people does it serve? How many people work there?
  • Are there any key challenges or changes to share?
  • How can local community members support them?
  • What is the best way to get in contact with questions or concerns?

If you have additional questions for our speakers, please send them in advance to

Please join us on Wednesday, December 9, from 7-8:30pm and help share this information with other Ballardites. Thank you!